SARASOTA COUNTY – Even though hurricane Michael is making landfall on the pan handle the outer bands are affecting the Suncoast.
Venice Police Department closed off the jetty but that did not stop residents and visitors from taking video and pictures of the turbulent water.
Gulf water levels rose as the waves crashed into the rocks leaving behind sea foam.
Surfers got their boards ready to catch some waves near the jetty.
Most of Venice has a no swim advisory on its beaches.